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not 100% on this one yet, but could not find a better, out of the way place to mount a 1 gallon Rotopax gas container. this simple mount connected to the firewall bolt holding the air cleaner bracket so no drilling into firewall. small hole in bottom lip of dash for pop rivet. i figure for hard core off roading, this would probably not hold up, but could if reasonably reinforced. and i know 1 gallon is not much, but i do not venture far from home or gas supplies. would be just enough to get out of the woods (10 miles?).




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rocnroll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2021 at 3:02pm
I dunno ......maybe I've had one too many amp gauge fires but I wouldn't be real comfortable with that.

Waaaay too many other places on a jeep to store one gallon of gas IMO.


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thanks rocnroll,

haven't had any amp gauge fires in many vehicles over 40 years. but i suppose it happens. the proximity is not close nor would i expect a conflagration from an amp gauge. i suppose we can argue any fuel on board is a hazard... wait, we sit on a gas tank. oh baby jesus! i better rethink this whole Jeep idea.

i did reconnoiter the entire vehicle and want no exterior mounts, no mounts that are going to interfere with any other items mounted, not challenge getting the can off of the mount, does not take up bed space as i load stuff like chainsaws, firewood, brushcutters, etc., not on top of either wheelhouse, and minimize or no drilling holes. and i have no roll bar or tailgate mount and actively use the tailgate - a lot.

so, i am gonna try this out. hope it only costs me the one tiny heavy duty pop rivet hole and not mine or a passengers life!
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Originally posted by bight bight wrote:

....so, i am gonna try this out. hope it only costs me the one tiny heavy duty pop rivet hole and not mine or a passengers life!
 
Was just giving an opinion since you said you weren't 100%....do as you wish.
 
(your passenger may not mind... but he/she may not get a chance to confront you about it later)
 
For what its worth, the one you are sitting on wouldn't be trapping fumes like a small underdash area would....but that was just my thought process. Carry on.
 
 
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right on. 

Rotopax are of known high quality and not prone to leakage. and if it did leak, i should know fairly quickly. i would consider the likelihood of vapor buildup under the cowl to be low. i do not have an enclosed top/cab either so there is a tremendous amount of airflow.

oh... and i rarely have passengers.


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No worries then.....


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little dirt road action on a nice day. 35-40 mph on tractor tires not too bad.


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installed cylinder lock on tool box. i did this on my other Jeep to minimize theft potential and store road kit in the tool box. i liked it so much, i decided to put a lock on 72586 as the lid was buggered and would never stay closed and let in all kinds of debris. now the lock holds the lid tight and keeps the honest, lazy people out. 10 min. project.




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